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The Phillipines??? They clearly stated India in the announcment.

Posted By: Anon For Now on 2006-03-18
In Reply to: Do not outsource to India, outsource a small amount to Phillipines. - wrong


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you say Phillipines, they say India
I actually heard it was the Phillipines and not India....That came from...
Rick's mouth himself in a conversation with me
They offshore...not about abuot India, but definitely to the Phillipines....
SPI heavily offshores to India and Phillipines.
Absolutely, sends work to India, Phillipines...sm
She's something alright, sending work offshore instead of paying someone in the US a workable wage. Name of company is Another Medical Must...owned by Renee Lella....look her up on Google and see how that's worked for her in the past, with a major leak of patient records due to dealing with the Indian company and their MTs. She trains her MTs most of the time using her cell phone in the car while doing errands or picking up kids...horrible. Bad, bad experience, never again. She looks at this board occasionally and still posts for job openings once in a while, but always under an alias or different name, sometimes maria...sometimes another name. Shifty.
Do not outsource to India, outsource a small amount to Phillipines.
not for me
teaching in the Phillipines ....

OP - If this is in response to the article about AAMT teaching (or overseeing teaching, I can't remember which off the top of my head) in the Phillipines, the use of the AAMT acronym is NOT our AAMT.  It is used for the name of a company (not, to my knowledge at any rate) affiliated with the AAMT.  You can Google the name of that company and it does have American in its name, but its not American Association of Medical Transcription (I think that's our AAMT's name? Its way to early for me to post, obviously, my brain is still asleep).  However, the point is, AAMT and AAMT are two different organizations.  There's also AAMT (Australian Association of Massage Therapists), and many others.  AAMT is not exclusively associated with our AAMT.


Just food for thought :)

That they are 100% Filipino owned and based in the Phillipines maybe?
In the Job Bank, company from Phillipines ..CYPHERSCRIBE INC. trying to find new clients.
What part of MT jobseeker's don't they get. They need to solicit work on another board.  Why would we want to offshore to them.
India, Michael. The MT world is going to India. Wonder why? nm
Could the KS RAD MT who stated
below that she has been at Keystrokes for 2 years and makes good money define what good money is? I would like to make sure there is plenty of work to make $$$.
someone stated... c msg
IC only, no benefits, paid by the minute.
I stated
at the beginning of the test that it was not timed and was open book.
Sorry...should have been *It* stated
Please know, as I stated above -
that a USB may NOT be what is required in a job.  There are also 9-serial port and 15-serial port pedals.  All companies are different and have different requirements.  I'd hate for you to buy something you don't need. 
I had stated it would not keep them from getting
a job for sure and yes, you are right about the chuckle...but I definitely would love to see a little more professionalism in this field. I think people would take the field more seriously with more professionalism amongst all of us though a few laughs do make the job more interesting. :)
As stated below, have been here for almost
it's stated on both ads.. looks low to me
WOW! VERY well stated!
This is an excellent letter. You made some very valid points, didn't lose your cool and I think you prevailed in your argument. You succeeded in pointing out to AHDI themselves their glaring inconsistencies. I am so proud of you for having the courage to write this and share it with us.
Well stated! sm

You took the words right out of my mouth.  I am not yet a CMT but am going to take the exam before the end of the year. 

I have a friend who is an ER physician.  He has no respect for what MTs do, primarly because his reports are riddled with errors by MTs who 1.  Don't care or 2.  Do care but do not have the skills to produce an accurate medical record. 

Either way, MTs are sometimes viewed as low-skilled labor that is easily replaced.  Credentialing can only help to undo some of the damage that has been done to our profession in the past few years. 

Again, this is just my opinion.  Please don't flame me if you do not agree with my views.  We're all in this together and want the same thing.  More respect and ultimately more money.  Most of us work because we have to.   

Well stated. You get what you pay for...SM
We're talked down to by MTSOs and QA and expected to turn out perfect work while at the same time wages are going lower and lower.  What workers in any other line of work would stand for this?  Would they care? 
FT only, which is usually stated in their ads.
Usually have 2 accounts.  The schedule depends on the account, but with KS and most all companies now the schedules run Tu-Sa or Su-Th.  If clinic work may not be required to work weekend.
I saw their ad on MTdaily and the ad stated
something about offshoring resumes ...sounded like they welcome both USA and offshore. So 2cpl is not good for two reasons:

1) Because its 2 cents/line
2) If they welcome offshore resumes, then they probably are offshoring accounts, which means you will end up retyping JUST ABOUT ALL OF THE REPORTS, thus, making no money.

Beautifully stated!!!!
There is something going on, they are outsourcing and there are money problems.
in the ss website, it stated...
no equipment costs and that
they provided all the necessary equipment for effortless setup.

so i was shocked (and fell for it) when i was told to purchase the pedal/program.

i am one and have stated my reasons why
this board is mainly for complainers.

if any poster has something good to say about a company, they are practically dismembered by angry mobs of posters.

who even knows how many actually DIFFERENT posters there are? who cares?! lol

i don't see a union ever for MT work. i see aamt watering down their own organization.

i doubt a cmt certification would help much at all, just do it for personal satisfaction.

this field will never be regulated so it won't matter.

and as I stated in a posting to someone above--sm
perhaps they should ask your company to post the names of all who were hired...as if it is any of their business, anyway...geez, I just don't understand some of these people.
The new PT job I have stated today they had others from MQ (sm)

joining them.  I said sorry, we are all trying to cover our financial bases/asses.  His response was bring em on. 



It is clearly stated in their ad on the job board. n,m
It was stated the way she meant it.

I am sure that she meant exactly what she said.  It could have been stated in a more professional, courteous way. 

There is no reason that people should be so RUDE all the time.  I guess it makes her feel like she is somebody or something.

YaaaayyYYY!! Very well stated
Thanks for the kick in the butt:)
As I stated, I make $25+/hr...
and my name says where I work.  My company is routinely bashed, but I personally know at least 2-3 other MTs who work for my company on this board that also make a comparable amount. 
no....if I wanted more, I would have stated that.
As I stated in the msg above, I did not know you could use your own. My apologies. nm
As I stated in my post,

I was trained by a mentor.  She had, at at time, over 25 years' experience in the field, about nine years ago.  I have no idea what they teach about this in the classroom, but I suppose my answer would have to be that it was chiseled in stone.  LOL!!! 

However, just for you, I found this information provided in the BOS2:

In an independent benchmarking study of the MT profession conducted in 1999 by the Hay Management Consultants (HayGroup), three distinct professional levels for medical transcriptionists were identified and described. 

The first item listed for the Professional Level 3 states, Recognized as possessing expert knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, signs and symptoms, medications, and laboratory values related to a specialty or specialties.

Level 2 refers to the same knowledge, but as seasoned rather than expert.

Level 1 refers to the same knowledge, but as basic rather than expert or seasoned.

I would think that an expert level, even a seasoned level, would include available dosages and what the medications are used to treat, wouldn't you?

Does this mean you have to know this?  No, I don't think so, but I would also think the transcriptionists with expert and seasoned knowledge earn more than those with basic knowledge.

Hope this helps! 


You should have stated that you just wanted

you didn't really want a true explanation or answer to your question. You asked, I answered. I could give 2 hoots what anyone does or doesn't do, sweetie. I was wasting my precious time based on my mistaken assumption that you were truly wanting to know the answer to your question.  So, have fun bickering with yourself.  Too many MTs with valid questions to waste my time further with you.  You can sure lead a horse to water, but you sure can't get 'em to drink. LOL.

well, the problem is what you stated, but......sm
i think the BIGGEST problem is GREED.......GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY MTSOs, etc.  they want bigger homes, bigger cars, more trips, and bigger boats. 
As stated previously....

This is an anonymous board.  Anyone can come here and post under any name.  That is not a clue that this is the 'real' person. 

As I said before, your posts come across as very snarky.  I am being honest with you.  You may want to work on your communication skills.  Communicating online is different than communicating face to face.

You mentioned 'bitter MTs.'  I am not one of the 'bitter MTs' that you speak of.  I have a great job (not with MDI).  The company I work for is not even mentioned on this board, and there is a reason for that .  Yes, there are 'bitter MTs' who post here.  And you know why they are bitter?  Because they are dealing with companies who do not have any respect for their MTs.  Now, I know you are going to carry on about how MDI appreciaties their MTs.  Well, I hope that's true.  Instead of trying to address their gripe here, I hope you are addressing it individually with the MTs who actually work for MDI.

As above poster (TT) stated

it is part of their duties as a lead. If the other responsibilities are being handled, they are to type/edit work, too. Part of their responsibility of being a lead.

They did it at the other national where I worked, too.  What are they supposed to do? Forget about their responsibility? 

I stated it from my point
of view. No wish to argue with you. You have your opinion and I have mine. We both have that right. I am not attacking you personally in any way, just stating my take on what has happened in the MT business, has nothing to do with your decisions. I have experienced great losses due to the way pay has gone down, and I don't like it, nor do others. I feel very cheated by the companies doing that. They are the ones negotiating for lower pay. It is quite true that now WalMart pays more in many cases, and I base that on knowing salary of greeter at local WalMart.
Same line stated by the Q...
Well put, Tara....make sure you ventilate that bubble you've protecting yourself in or you'll suffocate.

Shades of the Q all over again.

They said the same thing...until they found that loophole. And, no surprise, onw that they've found it and can make extra money, why do you NOT think Transcend won't follow suit?

It's all about the money. It's all about profit.

Just as was called a few weeks ago on these very boards, MDI-MD has done precisely what was predicted.

If this is stated in your contract
Then I would definitely push this issue.  Evidently you were started with a lower than desirable rate with that little clause in there as bait.  I would ask that they evaluate you, your work, and your reliability and make them cough it up or give you a why not.  Good luck to you.
Shelly, you crack me up. You stated before you

cannot make enough money working for a service so you work full time at a local facility and part time for Transcend.  If these programs were so wonderful, you should be able to make wonderful money on them so you would not need 2 jobs. 

RE: Shelly, you crack me up. You stated before you
I prefer to work outside of the home. For me, interaction with real people is more important, that is why I work two jobs, and my part-time job is just that, part-time.
As stated in the Sten Tel post below
The person who asked this question, I think, asked about Sten Tel because of the job ads in the jobs section of this site. This ad was posted by Sten Tel in MA. She wants to know about this particular company because they have job openings.

She is not referring to the Sten Tel platform.
I have stated this too, the line count is not 65 cpl, but
YES. They are! It is clearly stated in my state code
that any company out of state that does not withhold state taxes will be heavily fined and they will! It took me several years but my state finally quit charging me a late tax fee, returned it, and then went after the company who did not withhold the taxes.
Gergia has it clearly stated on their web site
is out of state, the out-of-state employer must withhold state taxes and submit to GA by the ?? day of the following month when only _ONE_ employee resides in GA.

Alabama and Tennessee web sites are a little less clear but go along the same lines.

And please keep in mind the differences are between EMPLOYEE and INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR for paying taxes on a quarterly basis and having them withheld from a paycheck.
Recent ad stated they use Vianetta, not sure
how that system works.  They also have different accounts that use different modes of accessing work. 
Thank you also. Very nicely and professional stated...nm